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Ko cracks LPGA Tour milestone with strong finish

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Mon, 20 Jun 2022, 10:23am
Lydia Ko lines up a putt on the first hole during the final round of the Meijer LPGA Classic at Blythefield Country Club in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Photo / Getty
Lydia Ko lines up a putt on the first hole during the final round of the Meijer LPGA Classic at Blythefield Country Club in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Photo / Getty

Ko cracks LPGA Tour milestone with strong finish

Author
NZ Herald ,
Publish Date
Mon, 20 Jun 2022, 10:23am

It wasn't a victory but Lydia Ko reached a career milestone with another top 10 finish on the LPGA Tour today.

The world number four shot a final round 68 but missed out on a playoff by one shot at the Meijer Open in Michigan.

Ko finished fourth at 17-under with Americans Nelly Korda, Jennifer Kupcho and Ireland's Leona Maguire currently in a playoff for the title.

It is the 100th time Ko has finished in the top 10 on the LPGA Tour, 17 of those have been victories.

It has been a decade of consistency for Ko who first made the world take notice as a 15-year-old amateur with her maiden LPGA victory at the Canadian Open in 2012.

Today's effort was Ko's sixth top 10 of the season and third in a row, putting her in good form ahead of the Women's PGA Championship next week, the third major of the year.